In a time where disruption is causing stress and anxiety, having a simple but effective self-care routine can make you feel in control again. More and more, scientific evidence links skin health to mental health, exposing the positive impacts that self-care can have on stress and anxiety. For instance, there is a strong sense of accomplishment in performing beauty rituals at home, which has great effects on emotional well-being and is proven to decrease the stress hormones. Therefore with the right routine, ingredients and products, self-care practices can significantly reduce these tensions.
What is self-care and how can it be enhanced?
The current environment makes it harder to nurture the body and the mind. Self-care practices can only be effective when the right amount of time and effort are put into it. Here are some simple self-care practices that can help generate peace of mind:
– Prioritizing: making space for what is really important and letting go of the rest is the key for a healthy mind and soul.
– Physical activity: moving the body regularly can enhance wellbeing, increase self-esteem and reduce anxiety. Even a daily short walk can reduce the development of mental health problems by increasing positive moods. At-home workouts also represent a very effective self-care practice, especially when using a structured programme like the Nike Training Club
– Meditating: guided meditation sessions are proven to be a very effective self-care method specifically in reducing stress and achieving better sleep patterns. The renowned app Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners and allows for scheduling meditation sessions.
– Immersing in Nature: taking a nature walk is still allowed and provides wonderful self-care benefits. Click here to read more about how contact with nature can benefit mental health.
What are the best skincare products for an optimal self-care routine?
It’s time to strip back the social calendar and practice the art of self-care by giving the skin the TLC it needs. Scheduling a virtual consultation is a great step in the journey towards self-care and healthy skin. Try [email protected] for an educated and smooth session.
A simple but effective skincare routine is also part of the self-care package essential to reduce anxieties, especially when in lockdown:
The MZ Skin Replenish & Restore Placenta & Stem Cell Night Recovery Mask is a rich night-time mask that protects collagen, encourages elastin production and hydrates the skin.
With a combination of Vitamins A, E, and F, it is the perfect pampering product to wake up with hydrated and firm skin.
The MZ Skin Rest & Revive Restorative Placenta & Stem Cell Night Serum contains plantago extract, which stimulates collagen and elastin to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation. It nourishes the skin before bedtime for a visibly softer and plumped skin in the morning.
One last important self-care tip is to regularly use the fantastic MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller. This device is made with germanium and utilises forward-thinking technology for revived, toned, and uplifted skin. Its pods apply light pressure to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities, resulting in skin that is less puffy, more even-toned and definitively radiant. For best results use the roller to massage the MZ Skin Retinol Skin Booster 2% Encapsulated Vitamin A Resurfacing Treatment. Due to its oily texture, the serum will penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, ultimately improving texture, tone and photo-ageing effects.